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Friday, October 15, 2004


Following are Top Cow Productions' solicitations for January, with information coming from the publisher.


Written by Ron Marz, penciled by Tyler Kirkham, inked by Matt Banning, colored by John Starr, cover by Marc Silvestri and Tyler Kirkham.

Jackie Estacado and the Darkness have invaded Metropolis with the intention of taking over organized crime in the city. As Lois Lane's life hangs in the balance, Jackie makes Superman an offer he can't refuse. Can the Man of Steel compromise his principles to save Lois? And just who will walk away from the explosive confrontation?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Brent Anderson, color by Brian Buccellato.

"Phoenix in Ascension," part 3 of 3. The magnum opus Rising Stars reaches its fiery conclusion. After 23 issues of heroism and drama, Poet, the last of the remaining superpowered "Specials," makes the ultimate sacrifice--one that will change both our world...and others. Plus, a bonus Rising Stars Gallery with past covers and new pin-ups.

40 pages, $3.99.


Written and layouts by David Lapham, finished art by Brian Denham, colored by Matt Milla, cover by Dale Keown.

"Hell House," Part 3 of 4. Darkness-bearer Jackie Estacado is hiding out from rival mobsters in an Atlantic City casino gone horribly, horribly wrong. But underneath the mob war, an internal battle rages for control of Jackie's power...and his very soul. Award-winning crime fiction master David Lapham writes and provides layouts for this modern masterpiece, and takes The Darkness down its most evil path ever.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Dan Slott, penciled by Francis Manapul, colored by Brian Buccellato, cover by Adam Hughes.

"Alpha/Omega." Uproarious She-Hulk writer Dan Slott takes us 500 years into the future where a band of hi-tech thieves are breaking into the secret chambers below Croft raid Lara's Tomb. Watch as each piece of plunder tells a story in the life and times of the world's greatest treasure hunter, Lady Lara Croft! The fastest-paced Tomb Raider story ever is whipped onto the page at 90 miles an hour by Witchblade artist Francis Manapul, Plus, this anniversary extravaganza includes bonus pin-ups from Tomb Raider's top artists.

40 pages, $3.99.


Written, penciled, and cover by Tony Daniel, inked by Kevin Conrad, colored by Richard and Tanya Horie.

"All Roads Lead to (New) Rome," part 5 of 5. It's all been building up to this: Bruno is an unwilling "Trojan Horse," carrier of a virus from planet Thera that could wipe out the entire population of Earth! Alia Sparrow, head of Thera's Human Crimes Bureau, has the weight of two worlds on her back: Should she destroy Bruno and save all of humankind? Or find the genetic cure that can save him by invading the laboratory of the evil geneticist Crucifer?

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by David Wohl, art and cover by Wilson Tortosa.

With her career as a member of G-Force behind her, Princess begins to try and see what life as a normal teenager is like. But she quickly learns that she can never escape her past‹not when Zoltar and his evil forces of Spectra are bent on world dominationŠand especially not when she learns that their latest target is former teammate, Keyop.

24 pages, black and white, $2.99.


Written by Christina Z. and David Wohl, penciled by Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, colored by J.D. Smith, cover by J.G. Jones.

The finest Witchblade paperback ever features the first-ever Darkness-Witchblade crossover and the mystery of the "Microwave Murderer" as drawn by the best artists in comics: Marc Silvestri and Michael Turner. This stellar bookshelf collection collects Witchblade #9-#17, wrapped in a great new cover by J.G. Jones.

224 pages, $24.95.


By Marc Silvestri, Joe B. Weems V and Steve Firchow

They are the watchmen on the walls of freedom. They are walking, talking weapons of mass destruction. And they're the good guys! Wolf and Ellis, the stars of Mark Waid and Marc Silvestri's new hit, Hunter-Killer, take center stage on this great, full-sized poster, with a bountiful bevy of baddies in the background.

24 inches by 36 inches, price TBA.


Written by Mark Millar, art by J.G. Jones, colored by Paul Mounts, painted cover by J.G. Jones.

The most talked-about tale of the new millennium refuses to go away! This special re-presentation of the sold-out Wanted #4 includes the entire original issue, along with a special exclusive "DVD extras" and a redesigned J.G. Jones cover. Sex. Money. Super-powers. Costume. You know you want it. Again.

32 pages, $2.99.


Written by Malachy Coney, penciled by Joe Benitez, cover by Benitez.

Nine consecutive issues (#15-22) of Darkness action from volume one hit you with both barrels, including the first appearance of the Magdalena and the Spear of Destiny! These issues have never been collected in this form before.

208 pages, $24.95.

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